Friday Force Fitness Inspiration

As the Australian summer wanes to an acceptable 35ºC, the arrival of another exciting season with the Emirates Western Force looms on the horizon.

For me, this is my annual wake-up call to dispense with my homogenised milk caffeinated beverages, and don the running shoes in an attempt to alleviate coding induced sacral pressure sores.

Sadly the taunts and jeers from the bronzed and buffed young stallions in training provides me with little inspiration to reacquaint myself with my fitter younger self – instead I am forced to review the empirical medical evidence to convince my subconscious that cerebral perturbation burns less calories than cardiovascular exertion

Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. [Twitter] [Facebook]

On the other hand…

For those of you yet to be convinced…stay seated, and contemplate the age old question

What would the trunk of a tree sound like if a cross section of it were played like an LP?

With his creation YearsBartholomäus Traubeck attempts to answer that question by using a turntable, PlayStation Eye Camera, a stepper motor to control the arm, and computer running Ableton Live.

 …if none of this works – settle with being inimitable

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  1. says

    Why in GOD’S NAME would you give up on the caffeine when resuming your training…? :) My favorite brown drink is the only reason I can ever make it up any hill. Great post! Happy Friday.